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Video captures protein traffic inside brain cell


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Using a new imaging technique, scientists have created spectacular video footage on the movement of proteins inside a neuron (brain cell)."Your brain is being disassembled and ... Read more...

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Vivid memories retain freshness over decades


August 21st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Do you recall memories from long ago as if they happened yesterday, yet you can't think of what you ate for dinner last night? It's a ... Read more...

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Brain activity predicts heavy drinking by teenagers


August 8th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Specific patterns of brain activity can tell which teenagers are at risk of becoming problem drinkers later on.Using special MRI scans, researchers looked at 40 teenagers ... Read more...

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Forgiving and forgetting is good for heart


July 30th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Forgiving others, no matter how badly they may have hurt us, could actually prove to be beneficial for our health, a US study has found.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Biochemical to treat diabetes discovered


July 16th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a biochemical that shows a completely new and promising direction for the development of drugs to treat type-2 diabetes.Scientists had long ... Read more...

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Astronomers baffled by vanishing act in space


July 6th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Astronomers have been baffled by an extraordinary amount of dust around a nearby star disappearing mysteriously."It's as if the rings around Saturn had disappeared. This is ... Read more...

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Obese girls show greater poise when happy with their shape


April 30th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Young women who may be obese but are happy with their size or shape show greater levels of self-possession, which offsets any ridicule they are likely ... Read more...

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Venice will sink three inches by 2032


March 21st, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Venice, the fabled city of canals, could sink by up to three inches over the next 20 years.New measurements indicate that the historic Italian city continues ... Read more...

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Parents can motivate kids into shedding weight


March 15th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Parents can motivate their obese children to shed weight by working out to knock off their unwanted pounds themselves, says a new study."We looked at things ... Read more...

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Trans fats can saddle you with belligerence


March 14th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Dietary trans fatty acids (dTFAs) may enhance taste but can leave you more irritable and belligerent, according to a new study.Based on a survey of 945 ... Read more...

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Florence paint matches that used for Mona Lisa


March 13th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Art detectives in search of a missing Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece in the Italian city of Florence have found traces of the paint which matches the ... Read more...

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Injectable gel to heal damaged hearts


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) A new injectable hydrogel could safely and effectively heal any damage caused by heart attacks and help minimise invasive surgeries. The hydrogel would open a new ... Read more...

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Piranha resistent fish could inspire body armour


February 12th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Brazil's massive Arapaima fish might be reproduced by engineers for applications such as body armor, thanks to its intricately designed scales, a study reveals.The inspiration for ... Read more...

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New procedure busts deadly brain tumour cells


February 6th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) happens to be the nastiest and most common brain tumour, affecting 10,000 patients in the US alone every year. Now, a novel ... Read more...

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Found! Cells that drive brain’s adaptability


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 2 (IANS) Glia cells, derived from the Greek word for glue, hold the brain's neurons (cells) together and protect the cells that determine our thoughts and behaviours. ... Read more...

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Surgeon pioneers gallbladder removal through belly button


December 30th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) Santiago Horgan, a robotic surgery expert, pioneered the removal of a diseased gallbladder through a patient's belly button in 60 minutes, reports a study.It took Horgan ... Read more...

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Researchers create a living neon sign


December 20th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Biologists and bio-engineers have created a living neon sign composed of millions of bacterial cells that periodically light up in unison like blinking bulbs.Their achievement involved ... Read more...

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Men are funnier than women - just by hair’s breadth


October 20th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Men are funnier than women but just by a hair's breadth, somewhat bolstering the stereotype on gender differences and humour."The differences we find between men's and ... Read more...

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Some fatty acids can be beneficial too


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Excessive consumption of a fat-rich diet could be fuelling the obesity epidemic in the US and other parts of the world. But not all fats are ... Read more...

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Genes that regenerate nerves after injury isolated


September 22nd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Biologists have identified 76 genes that play a vital role in regenerating nerves after injury. This opens the way to develop therapies to repair spinal cord ... Read more...

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Scientists assemble genome from DNA of single bug


September 19th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Now researchers can assemble all of an organism's hereditary information from the DNA of a single bacterial cell, thanks to a significant breakthrough.The genome is encoded ... Read more...

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People tend to mirror mannerisms of those they like


August 1st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Two people who like each other will often unwittingly mirror each other's mannerisms, leaning forward in close synchrony, for instance, that strengthens their bond, says a ... Read more...

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Binge drinking affects female teens negatively


July 17th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Female teens may be particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of binge drinking.Heavy alcohol use has been linked with diminishing mental processes among both adults and ... Read more...

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Why anorexics don’t like eating


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The reason anorexic young women don't like to eat may finally be out. Instead of igniting pleasure, food affects the part of the brain that triggers ... Read more...

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1 drug, many targets may be the future of healing!


April 29th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new discovery by researchers from the University of California San Diego and the City University of New York (CUNY) has provided hope for the development of a ... Read more...

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A 5-min checklist may help docs detect autism in 1-year-olds


April 29th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A simple five-minute checklist completed by parents in a pediatrician's waiting room may soon become a standard tool to detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in infants when they ... Read more...

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Now, think-dial to make phone calls!


April 14th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Many find the act of dialing a mobile number too tedious and time consuming. US researchers have now figured out a way that relies on thought ... Read more...

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What happens when you get sucked out of a plane at 30,000 feet?


April 10th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Ever wondered what will happen if you get sucked out of a plane at 30,000 feet? Here is the answer.It would be virtually impossible to survive ejection from ... Read more...

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Novel cell therapy slows down vision loss in eye disease


April 8th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): Results of a clinical trail have highlighted the benefit of the use of a neurotrophic factor to treat a severe form of age-related macular degeneration called geographic atrophy ... Read more...

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Brain scans may help predict which adults will develop Alzheimer’s


April 7th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Brain scans may help predict which adults with mild cognitive impairment are likelier to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an intermediate ... Read more...

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Hunger sharpens sense of smell


April 1st, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) When fruit flies are hungry, they become better in scenting out their next good meal."As humans, we sometimes forget that feeding behaviour has two components," said ... Read more...

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Antarctic icebergs play key role in climate change: Study


March 26th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 26 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that when icebergs cool and dilute the seas through which they pass for days, they also raise chlorophyll levels in the water that may in ... Read more...

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Exerting self-control makes people more likely to behave aggressively


March 18th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A new study has found that people who make an effort to exert self-control are attracted to aggressive art and public policy appeals.They also don't appreciate messages ... Read more...

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Global warming was ‘more common 50m yrs ago’


March 17th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): Periods of intense global warming lasting tens of thousands of years occurred more frequently in the past than previously believed, according to a new study.A team, led by ... Read more...

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MP3 can cost you your car


March 17th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have now warned that it's not just your computer that's at risk of malware-dodgy MP3s can now take over your car.Last year, a team of researchers at ... Read more...

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